HC Deb 14 March 1907 vol 171 c197

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that under the Education Act of 1902 a special aid grant of £2,485,000 is proposed to be given to England in the year 1907; and, seeing that, according to the amount proposed to be given to England this year, Ireland's equivalent share should be £325,000, will he state what action he proposes to take.

(Answered by Mr. Runciman.) The equivalent for Ireland to the aid grant under the Education Act of 1902 is the £185,000 provided annally in the Ireland Development Grant. This latter sum was agreed upon as a final settlement of Ireland's claims, and I see no reason for reopening the decision. I may point out that the equivalent given to Ireland was not an equivalent for the total aid grant, but for the extra sum by which that grant exceeded the former grants which it replaced, in accordance with Section 10 of The Education Act, 1902.